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Latest posts by KT53

Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 17:36

You could always try fitting stronger springs and using it as a pogo stick all over the lawn

Disappointed with new shed.. how far to take it.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:20

I think £705 for a 10x8 shed is pretty good value, but that isn't the point.  If you aren't happy with the treatment & it doesn't match what was on display then hold out for proper compensation.  Work out how long it would take to treat the shed and calculate the effective labour cost.  Ask for that, plus a bit, in compensation.

As for the 9'7" as opposed to 10', I think you will probably find that somewhere in the small print they will say all sizes are approximate.  Also, are you measuring the total length, including any roof overhang?

EEEK!!! orange ants

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:18

They're Essex Ants.  Fake orange spray tan is a dead giveaway

Pick Axe

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 20:12

A pickaxe head will generally jam itself onto the shaft pretty effectively without the use of wedges.  Just use it's own weight and drop it, top end down as in the picture, onto concrete a couple of times and it should hold fast.

I've never had a problem with the head sliding down the shaft in use.

Fence issue

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 22:26

Concrete posts, 12" gravel boards and conventional timber panels above should solve all the problems permanently.

Clear timber preservatives

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 19:07

I'll have to check with the people I bought the shed from and see what they say.  Thanks for the help.

Clear timber preservatives

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:14

I bought a new shed last year and although the manufacturer says it doesn't actually need any treatment for at least 5 years I would prefer to err on the safe side.  The 'problem' is that we really like the light timber and don't want to use a coloured stain/preservative on it.

Does anybody have experience of any clear preservatives, good or bad, which they would like to share?

Good News for Mike

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 17:04

So you see Mike, there are up sides to being an old curmudgeon - even the cancer has had enough of you

Brilliant news.

Pink tools

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:58

I think my neice has started posting under an assumed name

Designing an outdoor eating/living space

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:57

For an outside eating area I think you are going to be limited to slabs, gravel, decking or a combination of any of the above.  Then using something like large pots for planting you will have some versatility of use as the pots can be moved out of the way when you're having a barbeque or similar.

As for roofing, possibly a folding / pop-up gazebo which can easily be folded away when not needed.  Again provides more versatility for the area.  If it's stood on gravel it's easy to fix down, if on slabs or decking you will need to consider fixing methods when the materials are being laid / fitted.

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****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

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If I catch 'em I swear I'll bury 'em.....

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